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Better Than SnowballsBetter Than Snowballs
By farmerdill on January 7, 2014

When I was young, the winter months were quite dreary. Food was minimal during the depression and was mostly dried beans and canned fruits, as well as vegetables and root crops stored in the ground. Fresh vegetables were rare and coveted. In Piedmont Virginia at that time, that meant kale, rape, parsnips and white mustard. I despised parsnips, and still do to this day. Dad would look me straight in the eye and say: “Better than snowballs when you are hungry."

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Location: Wild radish (Raphanus spp.) on Burma Road in Mount DiabloDate: 2009-04-20Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira
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